Montana’s first [according to the article] supercomputer has officially arrived in Butte. It took nearly two hours to move all the cabinets into the Thorton Building in Uptown Butte. The state of Montana purchased the machine for $500,000 along with a loan from Butte Silver Bow totaling $380,000.
It’s very standard like everything else down there, but at the same time it’s a high performance computer that’s going to get connected as we get going through the networks and being able to push good business out of Butte and into the rest of the markets throughout the world. I think it’s a pretty exciting time,” said Jim Kambich, MERDI president and CEO.
They still have a ways to go before they become a bonified supercomputing facility. They’re certainly off to a good start. Congrats to those in Butte on receiving your new toy, I mean tool.
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